Everyone knows that a vase full of fresh flowers adds life and vitality to a room. Unfortunately, replacing beautiful flower arrangements on a regular basis can get a little pricey. The good news is that you don't have to have big, expensive arrangements in order to get the breath of fresh color and vitality that flowers can bring. In the spring and summer you can simply grab your clippers and head out to the garden. Here are a few simple ideas for decorating with flowers from the garden:
- Take some simple juice glasses and place them in a row on a mantel, windowsill or shelf and put a single stem of your favorite garden flower in each. Daisies are ideal. It doesn't get any easier than that!
- Cut some pretty branches from the garden and put them in a unique vessel – umbrella stands, wicker musket baskets, and even rubber boots are great! Don't be afraid to try something different and unusual.
- If you have large blossoms like peonies or hydrangeas in your garden put them in a big glass bowl and include them as part of your coffee table display. Coffee tables look great when accented with larger arrangements.
- If you have a lot of flowers in the garden (and you're feeling crafty) you can use them to create pomander balls and then hang them from doorways, stair railings or doorknobs. Remember that the larger the blossom the fewer you'll need to use.
- Make the most of contrast. Take some richly colored flowers from the garden and put a few in a humble tin can. The juxtaposition of the flower and the can really draws attention to the beauty of the blossom.